West Africa

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

W. Africa Ebola outbreak like ‘wartime’

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true […]

08/15/2014

Liberia women sing after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, […]

08/14/2014

Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people […]

08/11/2014

Police officers guard an entrance to Emory University Hospital after an ambulance arrived transporting an American that was infected with the Ebola virus, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital […]

08/02/2014

Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection,  in Conakry, Guinea, Monday, March 31, 2014. Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, the international aid group Doctors Without Borders warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.  The outbreak of Ebola in Guinea poses challenges never seen in previous outbreaks that involved "more remote locations as opposed to urban areas," said Doctors Without Borders. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Ebola patients await death in Guinea wards

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Bakari Soumaoro carried his sick friend all the way to the hospital on his back, not realizing that the man’s fever and chills were caused by one of the deadliest diseases […]

04/03/2014

A terrorist sleeper cell dismantled in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police in Mali’s capital have dismantled a terrorist cell belonging to the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, three officials confirmed on Tuesday.

04/30/2013

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